Dorothy Czulewicz, 88, wife of the late Alfred J. Czulewicz of Newsome Lane in Wilton, passed away Monday December 9, 2013 surrounded by loved ones at The Westport Health Care Center.
Originally from Bridgeport, Dorothy grew up in New York, graduating from Central Commercial High School in Manhattan in 1943. She worked as a purchaser at the Fifth Avenue Hotel until she met and married her dear husband, Alfred in 1946 and moved to Norwalk, CT.
Dotty and Al raised three children, Stan, Drew, and Margie. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed being an active participant in her family’s activities in Norwalk cheering for football, baseball and basketball games and performances. Dorothy would often hike and swim with her children and grandchildren.
Dotty had a green thumb and was an excellent cook who created the stage for great memories of meals with family gathered around her table. She was an avid lover of young children, neighbors, and dogs. She and her husband Al were active in the Southport Squares Dancing group, as well as the Senior Center communities in Norwalk and Wilton.
Dorothy is survived by her loving family with children Stanley and Phuong, Andrew and Ann, and Marjorie and Richard. To her dear grandchildren, Dorothy was known as “Grandie” and Maya, Jane, Sam and Sarah, Anna, Monique, and Jocelyn continue to share their magical Grandie bond. Grandie also had the joy of knowing her two great-grandchildren, Iris and Rose. Dorothy’s brother Morty survives as well as many loved nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 14, at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are reminded to compost, reduce, reuse and recycle.